Portrayal and Corruption of Authority - Jordan Alexander Portrayal and Corruption of Authority Authority is the power someone has over a specific aspect

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Jordan Alexander Portrayal and Corruption of Authority Authority is the power someone has over a specific aspect of life based on accomplishments, rank, class or wealth, birth, etc. An example of each would be a person who earned their phd, a high ranking officer or general, a billionaire, and someone born into a royal family. Authority is usually something that a person has to earn. In the case of the person with a phd, they would have gone through multiple hard years of school. The authority that they have is based on the area that they wanted to study. Once a person has earned their authority in a specific area, they have the power to influence others in the way that they act or something they believe in that specific area. Another example of authority, a king for example, would have authority over the lives of the people he rules. A king has the authority to influence your life by making rules or laws to change what you can and can’t do. The king would also have the authority to govern what happens to you if you don’t live by these rules. The king is given this authority based on his wealth and being a part of the highest class and of noble birth. However, authority that is based on birth is more easily abused and corrupted than authority that is earned through hard work. This is because when you earn your authority, there will be people with just as much or more authority as you, so abusing it can cause you to lose your authority. In the case of being born into power and authority, you are the highest authority. If you abuse it, there will be no one to stop you but your own conscience.
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